a large and unbroken expanse or distance
"a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"
reach, reaching, stretch(noun)
the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
a straightaway section of a racetrack
exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
extension to or beyond the ordinary limit
"running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding"
an unbroken period of time during which you do something
"there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
stretch, stretchiness, stretchability(adj)
the capacity for being stretched
having an elongated seating area
"a stretch limousine"
stretch, stretch along(verb)
occupy a large, elongated area
"The park stretched beneath the train line"
extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
"Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
go, unfold, run, hold out, elongate, adulterate, stretch along, draw out, gallop, reach out, broaden, strain, dilute, debase, stretch out, put out, offer, extend, cover, widen, expand, load, lead, poke out, carry, pass, exsert, protract, stretch forth, continue, prolong
unfold, stretch, stretch out, extend(verb)
extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
"Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
gallop, crane, blossom, widen, run, lead, continue, debase, load, poke out, extend, blossom forth, protract, stretch out, draw out, offer, put out, carry, spread out, open, go, stretch forth, pass, adulterate, dilute, reach out, unfold, exsert, stretch along, spread, expand, cover, prolong, strain, hold out, blossom out, elongate, broaden
become longer by being stretched and pulled
"The fabric stretches"
make long or longer by pulling and stretching
"stretch the fabric"
stretch, stretch out(verb)
lie down comfortably
"To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
pull in opposite directions
"During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"
extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly
"Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination"
load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase(verb)
corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
lade, unfold, pervert, elongate, adulterate, demoralise, deprave, stretch along, debauch, thin, vitiate, reduce, dilute, cut, thin out, stretch out, misdirect, load up, extend, debase, laden, charge, load, corrupt, profane, demoralize, subvert, alloy
increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
"stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice"
go, unfold, exsert, hold out, elongate, strain, stretch along, cover, dilute, reach out, broaden, draw out, gallop, debase, stretch out, put out, offer, extend, run, widen, expand, load, lead, poke out, carry, pass, protract, stretch forth, continue, adulterate, prolong
stretch, stretch out(verb)
extend one's body or limbs
"Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours"
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How to use stretch in a sentence?
Germany has overcome much bigger problems before, but it did so by not shying away from, at times, radical change. That, in turn, requires agency and political leadership. Schroeder ultimately lost his job over his economic reforms. It would probably be a stretch to claim that a comparable willingness for bold political leadership exists in Merkel's Berlin today.
He wasn't Michael Jordan by any stretch of the imagination, but what he gave to the brand was an authenticity, it was a means of endorsing the athletic potential and athletic promise of the shoe.
So. The time has come for me to get my kite flying, stretch out in the sun, kick off my shoes, and speak my piece. 'The days of struggle are over,' I should be able to say. 'I can look back now and tell myself I don't have a single regret.' But I do. Many years ago a very wise man named Bernard Baruch took me aside and put his arm around my shoulder. 'Harpo, my boy,' he said, 'I'm going to give you three pieces of advice, three things you should always remember.' My heart jumped and I glowed with expectation. I was going to hear the magic password to a rich, full life from the master himself. 'Yes, sir' I said. And he told me the three things. I regret that I've forgotten what they were.
That, of course, is a stretch of some accountant's or actuary's imagination.
Entrepreneurs don't stay forever and I was actually amazed that we were on the far side of the average, it's kind of like a rocket. You have to aim it in the right direction, take your hands off and let it go... [ Instagram ] didn't feel done by any stretch of the imagination but it felt like it was in orbit.
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- تمدد, تمتدArabic
- estirarCatalan, Valencian
- dehnen, ausleiern, strecken, Strecke, AbschnittGerman
- estirar, estirarse, extenderse, dar, estiramiento, tramo, elasticidad, trecho, estirónSpanish
- کش آمدنPersian
- venyttää, venytellä, pingottaa, venyä, venyttely, venyvyys, osuus, liioittelu, kimmoisuusFinnish
- s'étirer, s'étendre, étendre, étirementFrench
- sìnScottish Gaelic
- kifeszít, kinyújtHungarian
- 伸びる, 伸ばす, ストレッチJapanese
- 당기다, 뻗다Korean
- tendo, extendoLatin
- whakamakaka, hōkari, whakamākakakakaMāori
- strekken, rechttrekken, rekken, aanspannen, reiken, rekDutch
- esticar, espreguiçar-sePortuguese
- extender, stender, tenderRomansh
- растянуться, вытянуться, растягивать, натягивать, вытянуть, вытягиваться, натянуть, вытягивать, растянуть, растягиваться, растя́жка, эласти́чность, растя́гивание, промежу́ток, уча́стокRussian
- సాగు, సాగదీయు, ఒళ్ళు విరుచుకొనుTelugu
- germek, uzamak, çekmek, gerilmek, yayılmak, gerinmek, uzanmak, uzatmak, esneklik, elastikiyet, gerinmeTurkish
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